AUB Design Studios & Workshops

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  • © Jim Stephenson
  • © Jim Stephenson
  • © Jim Stephenson
  • © Jim Stephenson
  • © Jim Stephenson
  • © Jim Stephenson
  • © Jim Stephenson
  • © Jim Stephenson
  • © Jim Stephenson
  • © Jim Stephenson
  • © Jim Stephenson
  • © Jim Stephenson
  • © Jim Stephenson
  • © Jim Stephenson
  • © Jim Stephenson
  • © Jim Stephenson

Application Type

Civic Trust Awards

Level of Award

Commendation

Region

South West

Local Authority Area

Poole

Information about this scheme

AUB Design Studios and Workshops consists of the transformation of two former on-campus halls of residence, originally constructed in 2001, into modern studio and teaching space for Arts University Bournemouth’s internationally renowned higher education courses. Elegant recladding has been combined with a south facing piece of public realm to produce an enjoyable addition to this compact and elegant campus. The detailing and construction quality is excellent and the result is especially significant because the budget and timescale were extremely restricted. The landscape and the cladding are of a very high quality and the small side extensions act as a strong contrast in the elevation. Internally the finishes are robust and low maintenance which is appropriate for a heavily used creative student space. The project has allowed the University to build on the success of its oversubscribed creative courses and facilitate a wider strategic programme of campus renewal, by unlocking space within other buildings for expansion of associated facilities.

Credits

Client

Arts University Bournemouth

Architect

Design Engine Architects

Structural Engineer

AKS Ward

Services Engineer

Avus Consulting

Project Manager

Selway Joyce

Landscape Architect

HED

Acoustic Consultant

Arup

Planning Consultant

Turley

Main Contractor

Morgan Sindall plc

Primary Use Class

Class D1c - Education